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Among the various conductors who have made a commitment to program contemporary American music, Giancarlo Guerrero and his Nashville Symphony Orchestra have had an exceptional record in locating and realizing music that is both rigorous and accessible.
— All Music Guide | May 2018
Giancarlo Guerrero, a five-time Grammy winner whose charismatic conducting and attention to detail brought to life the Mahler “Resurrection” Symphony in a performance that drew sustained cheers from the audience. Vigorously cuing the orchestra with incisive and emphatic gestures, Guerrero left no doubt about the depth of his acquaintance with the Mahler.
— Seattle Times | September 22, 2017
Guerrero, music director of the Nashville Symphony, is a pillar of the Cleveland Orchestra family, a relative rarely far removed and always welcome…the orchestra had a guaranteed winner on its hands, and succeeded once again in sending listeners home with much for which to be thankful.
— Cleveland Plain Dealer | November 27, 2017
Under the baton of Giancarlo Guerrero…the whole evening was about as electrifying as Tanglewood can be.
— Boston Musical Intelligencer | August 12, 2017
As the orchestra played the Ninth Symphony’s final, soothing D-flat major chord, a tonality that all but evaporates into a mist of silence, one could hear a proverbial pin drop inside the Schermerhorn...His interpretation of Mahler’s last completed symphony (and de facto final testament) was spectacular from beginning to end...an unforgettable experience
— Nashville Scene | March 2, 2015
With a million facial expressions and body gestures, Guerrero is a trip to watch. But close your eyes and you’ll hear showmanship and accuracy both. Without chatting up the audience, he still exudes personality while keeping the focus on the music. SPAC should keep bringing him back regularly.
— Albany Times-Union | August 22, 2013
The Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, led by Giancarlo Guerrero, lashed out ferociously as Butterfly’s plight bore down on her. But the transparency, sweetness and poetry that Guerrero and the group brought Puccini’s lyricism were even more arresting.
— Houston Chronicle | January 24, 2015
Giancarlo Guerrero, principal guest conductor for the orchestra’s Miami residency, is an expert accompanist. He deftly blended and balanced Rodrigo’s piquant wind and string writing without overpowering his soloist. Rhythms were crisp and snappy, the unison violins sounded lustrous and brash trumpet interjections in the finale perked up the ears…Guerrero managed to bring out the poetry amid Respighi’s wide-screen panorama of orchestral colors.
— Miami Herald | November 2014
Giancarlo Guerrero, principal guest conductor of the Clevelanders’ Miami residency, excels at large-scale orchestral showpieces and he was clearly in his element with this massive 50-minute work.
— South Florida Classical Review | March 22, 2014
If you didn’t leave this orchestral riot feeling a little woozy, you probably missed something…Whether the BSO chose Giancarlo Guerrero to conduct [Adams’ “Harmonielehre],” or he chose it to conduct, the match seemed like an ideal fit. His all-over-the-podium energy communicated itself to the oversized orchestra, which coped heroically with minimalism’s piled-up rhythms and repetitions.
— Berkshire Eagle | August 8, 2016

Press Releases

October 12, 2018 — Giancarlo Guerrero leads the Nashville Symphony and Chorus in the World Premiere Recording of Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer John Harbison’s Requiem - LINK

February 9, 2018 — Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony Celebrate a GRAMMY Win for their Naxos recording of Jennifer Higdon's All Things Majestic as they Announce the Release of Their Latest Album of World Premiere Recordings of Contemporary Masters. Featuring three of the orchestra’s principal musicians, new recording includes Wind Concertos by Behzad Ranjbaran, Frank Ticheli and Brad Warnaar. - Link

november 16, 2017 — Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon has appointed Giancarlo Guerrero as its new Principal Guest Conductor. Nashville Symphony’s Music Director will begin a three-year term in August 2018, conducting up to four weeks with the orchestra each season. - Link

november 10, 2017 — Nashville Symphony & Giancarlo Guerrero World Premiere Recordings of TERRY RILEY: The Palmian Chord Ryddle & At the Royal Majestic
First album of Riley's orchestral works in 25 years - LINK

june 9, 2017 — Giancarlo Guerrero Named Music Director of the Wrocław Philharmonic at the National Forum of Music in Poland - LINK

December 6, 2016 — Michael Daugherty's Tales Of Hemingway, American Gothic & Once Upon A Castle earns three GRAMMY® nominations for the Nashville Symphony, Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, cellist Zuill Bailey and the composer himself- LINK

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 — Nashville Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero Signs Five-Year Contract Extension, Committing to the Orchestra Through 2024-25 Season - LINK